The Debate

Share the burden: EU's Juncker calls for compulsory refugee quotas (part 1)

Angela Merkel has called it a test of Europe's spirit. How to share the burden from a record surge of asylum seekers and migrants? Her nation, Germany, expects 800,000 refugees this year. On the day that the French started taking in several hundred, the European Commission has unveiled a "compulsory" plan to dispatch the new arrivals among the EU’s 28 member states.